Drake becomes first artist to have two albums spent 400 weeks each on the Billboard 200
Drake became the first artist to have two albums spent 400 weeks each on the Billboard 200.
Chart Data relayed the news on Twitter earlier this week (November 17). The rapper’s two albums, â€œTake Careâ€ in 2011 and â€œNothing Was The Sameâ€ in 2013, have been reported to have come a long way, with this latest album cementing him this week.
“Take Care”, on the other hand, just marked its 454th week in the charts. It sits just 18 weeks behind Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 album, â€œGood Kid, MAAD City,â€ which still reigns as the longest-running hip-hop album in history.
Earlier this year, Drake scored another Billboard record as the first artist to debut in the top three spots.
The songs included the EP “Scary Hours 2”, which preceded the release of “Certified Lover Boy” in September. This latest album quickly made Drake the only act in Billboard history alongside the Beatles to topped all of the top five spots in one week.
Today, it was revealed that Drake will be performing at Kanye West’s upcoming benefit concert, “Free Larry Hoover”. The two artists will headline the concert on December 9 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
For now, Drake has briefly stepped away from the spotlight after the Astroworld tragedy on November 5. The rapper is named alongside Travis Scott and Live Nation, among others, in a recently filed $ 2 billion lawsuit against them.
Sources say that due to the incident, Drake has decided to withdraw a collaborative track with French Montana that was to appear on his latest album, “They Got Amnesia”, which arrived yesterday (November 19).